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With those parts, overclocking is easy. I'd start out with stock, and see how the rig runs for you.

The risk of 'blowing up' your rig is near zero when you are careful. The main thing yuo need to keep an eye on is the temperatures. I think you could easily push that CPU to about 2.2 (which is a very mild overclock) on the stock cooler and without changing any settings except the FSB.

Just give it a little try when you're used to your rig
    
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